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Exploit Script Allows Unauthenticated Root Access to STRM

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Article ID: JSA10436 SECURITY_ADVISORIES Last Updated: 09 May 2013Version: 1.0
Legacy Advisory Id:
PSN-2010-05-757
Product Affected:
This is a "zero day" issue which affects all STRM appliances running a vulnerable version of software.
Problem:
A simple UNIX shell script can be used to exploit a vulnerability on a Juniper Networks Security Threat Response Manager (STRM) appliance and gain root access to the appliance without authentication. The only requirement is unrestricted Internet-Protocol (IP) connectivity to the appliance.
Solution:
All software releases built on or after 2009-06-30 contain the fix for this vulnerability. Releases containing the fix specifically include 2008.3 patch 518, all 2009.* versions, and all subsequent releases.

This issue is being tracked as "STRM PR 6488". Although it cannot be viewed by customers, the PR label can be used as a reference when discussing the issue with JTAC.

KB16765 - "In which releases are vulnerabilities fixed?" describes which release vulnerabilities are fixed as per our "End of Engineering" and "End of Life" support policies.

Workaround:
No workarounds have been identified for this vulnerability. Upgrading to a fixed version of software is strongly recommended.
Implementation:

How To Obtain Fixed Software:
STRM Maintenance Releases and Patches are available at http://support.juniper.net from the "Download Software" links.
CVSS Score:
9.0 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:C/A:C/E:F/RL:U/RC:C)
Severity Level:
Critical
Severity Assessment:
Information regarding how Juniper Networks uses CVSS can be found at KB 16446 "Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Juniper's Security Advisories".

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